: Documentation of legal fees incurred by attorneys in the legal case of Peyton Polly, received and paid by the office of Governor Reuben Wood, March 10, 1852. Ralph Leete was prosecuting attorney for Lawrence County, Ohio, and led the legal effort to secure the freedom of family members in the case of Peyton Polly.
Reuben Wood was governor of Ohio from 1850 through 1853, and was closely involved with the Peyton Polly case and attempts to secure the Polly family's release. Peyton Polly and his family were freedmen living in Lawrence County, Ohio, when they were kidnapped on June 6, 1850, and sold back into slavery in Kentucky and Virginia. View on Ohio Memory.
: MSS302_B02F05_66_01 Subjects
: Polly, Peyton (1797-1884); African American Ohioans; Ohio History--Slavery, Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights; Law & legal affairs; Governors--Ohio; Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)